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In order to keep the cosmetics industry safe as well as innovative, there is a strong regulatory structure in place.

If you want to know about the new regulations and their effect on the industry, or the progress of alternative testing methods, or to stay on top of the latest regulatory requirements , we've got you covered!

How YOU can navigate China's regulations on imported cosmetics

01-Jul-2015 - In an effort to standardize cross-border e-commerce procedures, China's Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) is set to release detailed regulations for the industry. This Cosmetics Design gallery breaks down...

Bill aims to finally outlaw animal testing of cosmetics in the USA

24-Jun-2015 - A bipartisan bill has been introduced to the United States Congress that aims to finally ban the testing of cosmetics and personal care products on animals.

Don’t worry men! Sunscreen and cosmetics won’t affect your sperm says CTPA

23-Jun-2015 - We may have thought twice about using sunscreen or applying moisturiser this morning following an announcement made at a recent conference in Lisbon, but there is nothing to fear and...

BfR deems mineral oils safe in cosmetics

23-Jun-2015 - The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has carried out a risk assessment of the dermal absorption of MOSH (mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons) and MOAH (mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons) from...

UN publishes report urging the discontinuation of microbeads in cosmetics

12-Jun-2015 - The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released a report this week on the occasion of World Oceans' Day recommending a precautionary approach toward microplastic management, with an eventual phase-out and ban...

FDA highlights differences between cosmetic and medical devices

11-Jun-2015 - The US FDA has issued a warning notice primarily aimed at cosmetic device manufacturers and distributors to highlight the differences in market claims and clearance when compared to medical devices....

French woman on trial for cosmetics 'magic cheese kit' scam

11-Jun-2015 - Seventy four year old French woman, Gilberte van Erpe is on trial this week for allegedly conning thousands of Chilean investors with a 'magic cheese' kit that promised huge returns when...

SCCS opinion on alpha-arbutin says it’s safe for cosmetics

10-Jun-2015 - The latest Opinion of the European Commission's Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) on the cosmetic ingredient 4-Hydroxyphenyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside (alpha-arbutin) states that it is safe for use.

Industry giants weigh in on sustainable palm oil

03-Jun-2015 - This week J&J, P&G, Colgate-Palmolive, and Seventh Generation along with numerous other interested companies and investors ran a letter on the non-profit sustainability site ceres.org urging the RSPO to adjust...

SCCS publishes new opinion on use of cyclopentasiloxane (D5) in cosmetics

27-May-2015 - The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published its latest opinion on the use of cyclopentasiloxane (D5) in cosmetic products deeming it safe, except in certain hair...

Brazil adopts new legal framework for biodiversity-based research

26-May-2015 - A new legal framework has been put in place in Brazil to simplify biodiversity-based research and development for suppliers and manufacturers from the cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical industries.

Wake up – don’t fake up campaign launched to combat counterfeit cosmetics

20-May-2015 - The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has launched its ‘Wake up - don’t fake up!’  awareness campaign warning consumers of the risks posed by fake beauty products, such as...

Technology can transform cosmetics business and ensure complete compliance

20-May-2015 - Technology is transforming our business in a number of ways with a number of devices and apps available to consumers. It can also transform a business’ routine and systems approach...

Cosmetics Europe Week aims to look ahead at future opportunities

15-May-2015 - The 2nd annual Cosmetics Europe Week will feature a conference program and breakout sessions aiming to uncover the future opportunities in the growing personal care industry, says the trade association’s...

Denmark calls for EU-wide ban of cosmetic preservative

13-May-2015 - The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling for an EU-wide ban on the use of the preservative methylisothiazolinone in cosmetics products as it puts consumers at risk of suffering...

The rules have changed and biodiversity-based R&D needs to be reviewed to be compliant

06-May-2015 - Companies utilising natural ingredients need to review their practices to be compliant with new regulations on biodiversity-based R&D being adopted in Europe and other countries around the world, according to...

No ad ban for Tom Ford perfume as complaints that it ‘degrades women’ are not upheld

05-May-2015 - The latest advertising for Tom Ford’s Black Orchid perfume campaign featuring model Cara Delevingne has been deemed appropriate for display despite complaints that it was degrading and objectified women called...

Sun Care Special Newsletter

The lowdown on global sunscreen regulation

28-Apr-2015 - When it comes to regulation, cosmetic and personal care professionals will often cite sun care as one of the most challenging categories to gain global compliance. We spoke Carl Geffken,...

Navigating the Personal Care Products Safety Act

27-Apr-2015 - The act has just been introduced and with backing from industry giants such as Revlon and L’Oreal, as well as the Personal Care Product Council, it now looks set to...

in-cosmetics coverage

Asia's cosmetics regulations - what's new and what you need to know!

23-Apr-2015 - The emerging Asian economies are lucrative new markets, but with legislation changing at a fast pace, it can be challenging keeping up to date on requirements. Here, regulatory specialist Alain Khaiat...

Dispatches from in-cosmetics

Being a beauty arm of a global fashion brand definitely a help not hindrance for Burberry!

22-Apr-2015 - When Burberry took its beauty business in-house in April 2013 all eyes were on to see how one of the world’s best known fashion brands would position itself in the...

in-cosmetics coverage

Regulatory expert discusses navigation of China cosmetics market

21-Apr-2015 - We speak with Tommy Kong to find out more about China market regulations and the type of strategies that are most effective for entry into the vast and still fast-growing...

EC roundtable gathers stakeholders to discuss EDCs

31-Mar-2015 - The European Commission sits down with stakeholders in Brussels, following 27,087 responses to a public consultation on criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in February.

Will growth of wet wipes market be hampered by mounting evidence of pollution?

26-Mar-2015 - A new report indicates that the global wet wipes market is set for significant growth, but mounting evidence that the material causes pollution may cause consumers to think twice about...

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

25-Mar-2015 - We talk to an expert about regulation in the male grooming category, throwing light on some of the specific challenges that anti-aging, hair loss and shaving products present in the...

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